Maurizio Sarri expected to finalise Chelsea move on Monday

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Maurizio Sarri wants to add Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to become his first signing as Chelsea FC boss, according to a report in England.

Sarri has been pushing for a switch to Chelsea for the past several months, but has been frustrated in his efforts as he is still tied to Napoli.

The 59-year-old former Napoli coach is reportedly being expected in London in the next 24 hours and will sign a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Interestingly as Antonio Conte is set to be paid off for his two year service to the club, owner Roman Abramovich will soon be working with his fifth Italian manager since taking over the club back in 2003.

Conte has yet to be relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager and will walk away from the position with a healthy compensation package worth £9m.

Earlier, had reported how incoming Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reportedly informed the Blues chiefs to make Argentina global Gonzalo Higuain their first signing.

Although we have the Europa League to compete in, the Premier League should be our primary focus and if Sarri can do a similar job to what Conte did in his first season with us, we just might have something to celebrate at the end of the campaign.

Oddly, the report also says Sarri will move into Chelsea's Cobham training ground rather than finding somewhere to live in the city.